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by Trevor Holloway
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Strange "stuff"
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Thats the "stuff".

Hope it is not a protected species, if it is it wasn't me OK !

Will check if harms the ground at all.
by Trevor Holloway
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Strange "stuff"
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Yup, it had a fungussy (probably not the correct technical term) edge.

Probably find out it is edible and an expensive delicacy :cry:
by Trevor Holloway
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Strange "stuff"
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Quick update !

moved the "stuff" off the raised bed yesterday morning and returned in the evening with a camera, only to find "it" had dried out.

Not returned / regrown this morning.
Will keep an eye on it.
by Trevor Holloway
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Strange "stuff"
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Strange "stuff"

Went out to check on the allotment this morning to find something growing near the garlic. It looked like custard but had a coral effect on top and was custard consistancy inside ! Sorry did not have a camera at the time but if it grows back I will post a picture. Nope, before you ask - it was nowhe...
by Trevor Holloway
Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Fish in your butt
Replies: 24
Views: 9209

Mine all died :(
by Trevor Holloway
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Early potatoes
Replies: 1
Views: 1238

Early potatoes

Was out on the plot yesterday picking my lunch and noticed that last years main crop volunteers are already about 2 to 3" high !

Is this good ?
by Trevor Holloway
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Can't believe I'm doing this...
Replies: 17
Views: 4945

My wife has an injury which means she sometimes drops things, we have used the 3 second rule for lots of things including whole roast chickens and legs of lamb!

She now no longer uses the deep fat fryer (twice been dropped and leaves a whole lot of mess to clear up).
by Trevor Holloway
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Serious question re raised beds.
Replies: 32
Views: 9213

My growing beds are edged with boards, the reasons are ; they keep me walking on the straight and narrow any compost / manure goes where I want it I only dig where absolutely necessary the different crops are separated the grass paths are contained and can be strimmed easily weeding seems to be redu...
by Trevor Holloway
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: OCTOBER 87 , what were you doing and where
Replies: 22
Views: 6019

Yup, that night I had a driving lesson, the instructor was running late so my lesson did not start until 10pm - I was offered the chance to cancel at no cost but learnt a fair deal about driving in "poor" conditions.
by Trevor Holloway
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Unripe squashes
Replies: 5
Views: 4144

Unripe squashes

I have picked a few unripe butternut squashes but do not know what to use them for, does anyone have any suggestions ?
by Trevor Holloway
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: cap sticks
Replies: 17
Views: 4996

I've used those play balls £4 per hundred !

They are also good for keeping the netting off the plants.
by Trevor Holloway
Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: BUTTERNUTS NOW ?
Replies: 47
Views: 14320

Checked mine yesterday and found some "new" green fruits 2 - 3" long.

Shall I harvest the orange ones and leave the green ones there, will they ripen off the plant ?
by Trevor Holloway
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Where and when to buy early potatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Our allotment shop gets bulk orders of seed potatos, current price is £2.40 for 3kg. I have ordered one bag of earlies, one second earlies and two main crop. This should give more than enough for a family of four (if there is space with everything else in the ground) without using them all !
by Trevor Holloway
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: What have I grown ???
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Many thanks for the words of encouragement. The plant with the fat one has a couple of small "fruits" on and several flowers on. The other plant with the bell shaped fruit has 5-6 slightly smaller other ones on. Thanks for the tip on getting them off the ground - I picked up 150/200 used r...
by Trevor Holloway
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: What have I grown ???
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

What have I grown ???

I have been growing my first squashes but bought them from the school fete for 50p each as "Winter squash". Can anyone identify them and tell me when will I know if they are ready ? Thanks[img][img]http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l297/trevor850/IMG_2571.jpg[/img] http://i99.photobucket.c...

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